An attempt to curate the practical and insightful when it comes to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Let’s set record straight about Common Core

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FSSD board member Robin Newman says schools have bigger concerns than state standards
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Writing Discursive compositions (Secondary): Body Text of Discursive essays

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This is my seventh post on discursive writing. For my first post, please click here. For this post, we will delve into the inner mechanics of the body text of discursive essays. While introductory …
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1 day ago
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Educating parents about Common Core

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Parents walked away from a Common Core training session at Spring Hill Middle School Monday with a greater understanding of the state standards and a formative deadline for when those standards will be assessed.
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1 day ago
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Writing Discursive compositions (Secondary level) (Part 8): Conclusion of Discursive essays

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This is my eighth and final post on discursive writing. For my first post, please click here. Finally, we have reached the last part of this series on discursive writings, which is on conclusions o…
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1 day ago
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Report Backs Computer-Based Testing for Students

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Report Backs Computer-Based Testing for StudentsWall Street JournalResults of the project, which was conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, showed that students could edit text with word-processing tools.
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3 days ago
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Interview with a middle school math teacher, Fawn Nguyen, on the Common Core

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[Cross-posted from mathbabe.org, Cathy O’Neil’s blog.] Today’s post is an email interview with Fawn Nguyen, who teaches math at Mesa Union Junior High in southern California. Fawn is on the leadership team for UCSB Mathematics Project that provides…
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3 days ago
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Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests

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Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.
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3 days ago
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This Might Be The Reason A Lot Of Americans Are Still Bad At Math

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Business Insider AustraliaThis Might Be The Reason A Lot Of Americans Are Still Bad At MathsBusiness Insider AustraliaThe problem is, according to The Times, that teachers aren’t given the right tools to implement the new methods.
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3 days ago
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Don’t waste Common Core effort

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Gov. Scott Walker wrong to badmouth higher standards for Wisconsin students.
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13 hours ago
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Common Core: What it is, what it isn’t and why it’s political

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What a week for adversaries of the Common Core State Standards CCSS http //www corestandards org/about the standards/frequently asked questions/ ! On Wednesday Glenn Beck famous radio and TV
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1 day ago
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More states are taking middle-of-the-road approaches toward the #CommonCore


Revising Common Core could calm many concerns and still lead to high standards, one expert says.


These types of bills, Smarick says, could lead to the best outcome for the Common Core initiative in the long-run.”


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Informational Writing Goals-Teachers College Reading and Writing Project


The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project’s Units of Study have been in K-5 classrooms for over a year and the grades 6-8 units were published about six weeks ago.  The range of resources fo…

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math? or The Promise of Common Core

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The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it. (RT @NYTimesLearning: Why Do Americans Stink at Math?
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3 days ago
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What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class

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The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
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3 days ago
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PARCC chief on shifting mindsets with next generation assessment

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Chalkbeat ColoradoPARCC chief says new tests “beautiful tools”Chalkbeat Colorado“I think they’re really beautiful tools, but they’re just tests,” the CEO of the PARCC testing group told Colorado school administrators Friday.
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3 days ago
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